The Islamic Revolution of 1979 may be the backdrop for Bravo's latest reality series, "Shahs of Sunset" (Sun., 10 p.m. EST On Bravo), but the actual product bears a closer resemblance perhaps to their "Real Housewives" franchises, as well as most other reality series exploring the world of wealth and excess.
The cast of thirty-something Iranians are mostly in the real estate business, save for an artist (Asa) and GG. GG can't be summed up by a profession because she doesn't have one. "I'm 30 years old and my only paycheck is from my daddy," she said proudly at one point.
While part of their story is the quest for love, GG is in no hurry to settle down with a nice Persian boy, as she believes her parents would like. "Persian boys are momma's boys," she explained. "They expect you to cook and clean and do all that and I would never even do any of that for someone."
While GG is clearly the diva of the group, it was Reza who brought the humor. He's proudly and openly gay, rocks a killer mustache and has a quip ready for any situation. When Asa and GG started getting into it about whether or not GG was wearing clothes from H&M, Reza summed up the issue succinctly.
"Telling someone that they're wearing H&M in our group is basically calling them a broke-a**," he said.
GG's got plenty of great lines as well, though hers are all told with deadly seriousness. "There are two things I don't like," she said. "I don't like ants, and I don't like ugly people."
Can't wait to find out more about this group of characters? Their story continues Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on Bravo.